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our children, nra! >> reporter: they are protesting, they are loud. >> ban assault weapons, congress! >> reporter: and they want what they call the gun show loophole closed where they say guns can be sold to anyone without a background check, although people on line say that's not true. code pink calls themselves a women initiated grass roots peace movement. we saw at least one verbal showdown. >> you ever heard of the second amend ?ent. >> the second amendment and the supreme court made it abundantly clear there's nothing consistent with the right to bear arms and banning assault weapons. >> reporter: he didn't want to give us his last name but a gun owner did share his thoughts. >> there are definitely things that can be done to strengthen gun laws. but outright banning the sale of certain weapons is not going to solve any problems. those weapons are still on the street. what you want to do is keep them out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: that gun show started today. it goes for the next couple of days. as you can see it is a pretty big event. in chantilly, virginia, debra
the spring. >> reporter: the 1949 permanent law was introduced as a poison pill to scare congress into passing a farm bill and now it threatens to sour american's milk if congress takes it over the milk cliff. the temporary solution would be to hold an extension of the existing farm bill into the wider fiscal cliff resolutions and that is not moving. in los angeles, dominic dinatali, fox news. >>> things are going to show up in a different like in between the 13, literally. manufacturers are not going to make 75-watt lightbulbs. the cfl bulb and l.e.d. bulb is replacing them. the idea is to reduce energy use by 75%. >> l.e.d.'s, the biggest claim to fame is that they last a really long time. we're talking about 25,000 to 50,000 hours. and to put that in perspective, if you put a lightbulb in your child's nursery, you probably wouldn't have to change it until junior was ready to go to college. >> the 100-watt bulbs have been phased out. the 60- and 40-watt versions will disappear later. >>> speaking of green initiatives, this is a way to get rid of a real christmas tree. in rhode i
. >> reporter: because they say the agriculture department would stall it until congress finally acts. >> we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but for businesses like benton's dependent on dairy, even the thought of a price hike sends shivers. >> are these going to escalate as well? i'm sure. >> reporter: ice crime lovers joked, that gave them a good reason to eat more now. 1849 quotas will kick in for spring crops but milk is the most pressing issue because it's year round. debora villalon. >>> an update that we first brought you last night about a shooting in the parking lot of the bay point b.a.r.t. station. the victim an 18-year-old richmond man was driving a white toyota camry when he was shot just before 7:00 last night. the suspect's vehicle is described as a black nissan maxima with tinted windows. anyone with information about that shooting is asked to contact authorities. >>> we now know the name of the driver who struck and killed a woman as he was fleeing from officers. st.dwan moore is now behind bars. the highway patrol tried to pull him over on 90
and they need to put themselves in our shoes. >> reporter: if congress cannot put their act together the financial cliff for 1.2 million americans 400,000 here in california may be a financial guillotine, tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> as tom mentioned 1.2 million americans would lose their long term unemployment benefits a deal could not be reached. a big portion of that population lives in california where 400,000 people would be affected. in the bay area we found there are more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa county that would lose their benefits. >>> the comptrollers office advice that employers use 2010 rates. social security would take an extra 2%. if the cliff is avoided, workers will be reimbursed. >>> a new alert system for missing seniors is set to take effect in california january 1st. it's called the silver alert program. the system is similar to the amber alert program for missing children. but it's intended for seniors who suffer from dementia. they will issue emergency reports to median and laboring law enforcement agencies. >>> friends in the bay area are re
. >> ban assault weapons, congress. >> stop killing our children, nra. >> reporter: they're loud, they interrupt, they're code pink and you've seen them before. >> the nra has blood on its hands. >> reporter: today they're at the nation's gun show at the dulles expo and they're outnumbered by gun enthusiasts, but out shouted by none. >> they have armed guns. why don't you go protest them? >> what does that have to do with an assault weapon? >> have you ever heard of the second amendment? >> the second amendment in the supreme court made it abundantly clear that there's nothing against banning assault weapons. you know what? you're an idiot. >> both sides may never agree. tonight we search for answers inside the more packed than usual gun show. issue one, the so-called gun show loophole. >> they can make a transaction right there with no background check. that's what part of this gun show loophole. >> reporter: annette elliott runs the show. she takes issue with calling it that. >> it's a private citizen that owns a firearm that can sell it without going through a background check
illegal just to put food on the table. >> reporter: her message to congress. >> the real people that are here that are looking for work, we have sleepless nights. and they need to put themselves in our shoes. >> reporter: she and 1.2 million other americans in those shoes. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now on the fiscal cliff, 1.2 million americans will lose their long term unemployment benefits the a deal can't be reached. a big deal of those people live in california. in the bay area we found there are more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa county who would lose their benefits. >>> the national association of realtors says its index of pending home sales rose 1.5% in november to its highest levels in 2-1/2 years. the index came in at 106.4. 100 is the minimum level considered to be healthy. >>> on wall street today the looming fiscal cliff deadline pushed stocks lower. the dow fell 158 points. >>> two deaths in five hours, it was an especially deadly night in oak land. help is resting on outsider to bring peace to this city. >> r
because people can't do their jobs. >> reporter: harry reid and mitch mccono agreed to spend the weekend working on a fall back plan that can pass both chambers of congress. >> some people will not like it, but that's where we are. >> reporter: president obama is pushing for a stop gap measure that would at least avoid tax increases on people earning less than $250,000. frustration is growing. a simple stop gap percent is not what men -- measure is not what many in washington hoped for. many blame president obama for the collapse of a bigger deal that would reduce spending and cut the country's debt. >> it is the president's responsibility to lay out a plan and to bring people together. >> house members don't get back here tonight sunday night. >>> president david wilson may be getting a remove of sorts after a lengthy public meeting months announced it is negotiating to keep him on until june 2014. his current contract expires in june of 2013. it was a rough year with two shootings on campus. >>> the russian president signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. a law
gersh with more on the critical work that has to get done in washington this weekend. >> reporter: the president declared himself modestly optimistic congress could still reach an agreement to head off huge tax hikes on january first, but he also warned lawmakers to get their work done. >> the american people are not going to have patience with a self-inflicted wound on the economy. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell called the white house meeting a good one and he told his fellow republicans he hoped to have a fiscal cliff recommendation soon. >> we will be working hard to see if we can get there in next 24 hours and so i am hopeful and optimistic. >> reporter: but the sticking point remains finding something that can make it through the house with enough support from republicans. >> it seems like the 250 threshold that the president proposed previously is unlikely to pass the house in its current form, and so without some sort of additional compromise there, it seems unlikely that we're going to get something done before the end of the year. >> susie: you know
to congress. >> in order to really solve the $16 trillion national debt, you have to sacrifice. >> reporter: politicians talk about kicking the can down the road. one american that is decided that road has to end. and it might as well be here. kyung lah, cnn, san antonio, texas. >>> you have to love that story. and a lot of us lived this one, the wild ride to election day, 2012. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta has more on the story. >> reporter: the year started off with a surprise in a sweater vest. counting down the top campaign stories of the year at number ten, the primaries. rick santorum's stunning performance in the iowa caucuses. >> game on. >> reporter: kicked off a battle for the republican nomination that few in washington had expected. the gop's odds on favorite, mitt romney, stumbled in some of the early contests. >> i like being able to fire people that provide services to me. >> reporter: he refused to release his tax returns, allowing another rival, newt gingrich, to take south carolina. >> we proved here in south carolina, that people power with the right id
and have a recommendation. >> we're going to do the best we can for the congresses we have and for the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >>reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases, but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism that they'll get the job done, but the president has a backup plan just in case. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up-or-down vote. >>reporter: that bear bones bill would preserve tax cuts for the middle class and extend unemployment benefits. it would also lay a foundation for a broader deal to come. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> wall street was not impressed by the latest developments in washington. the dow jones industrial average lost 158 points yesterday, it's five-day losing streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s & p 500 also closed down. >>> former pr
their employees if they can't be assured of continued employment. >> reporter: only way to avoid the automatic $492 billion in cuts that the pentagon over the next nine years is for congress to make a deal in the next two days. >> gregg: we still have much more on the cuts and bob scales will be joining us to talk about the impact. >> arthel: we have new details of the deadly plane crash out of russia. police say that four crew members are dead and four others have been injured after an airliner slammed into the international airport overshooting the runway and crashed into a nearby highway. officials say the plane which can carry up to 210 passengers was empty as it was on its way from the czech republic. they are looking into whether a powerful snowstorm may be to the blame. >> thousands of firefighters across the u.s. and canada are traveling to western new york to attend the memorial services for two fallen heroes. they were shot and killed on crime eve. the shooter killed himself at scene and had served 17 years in prison for killing his mother. a woman allegedly helped purchase the weapo
. that is the inescapable conclusion of that lonn litany of failures. and i think that whilehe scope of this report is very limited, it lays a basis for congress to go forward. i think that we shouldn't link at the clear and sharp, unambiguous statement. therwas no demonstration in benghazi. they knew from the get-go that this was a terrorist attack. lou: you can cut this any number of waythat you want to in this administration. the american people wre lied to. ey were like two from the outset of this tragedy. these terrorist attacks are still being lied about whether directly or a mission, as far as i am personally concerned. ambassador, i want to interject something to you. if i may. there is a phrase of the week on this broadcast. thing the state department on tuesday dismissed john bolton's assertion that secretary of state hillary clinton have faked an injury and illness about the libyan terrorist attack. here's what ambassador bolton said. every foreign service officer in every foreign minister in the world knows the phrase when you don't want to go to a meeting or conference or an event, you have a
the subcommittee and asia pacific i was overcome with emotion by your resolved and spirit. you asked congress to support myanmar and her people and i am happy to report we have not. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the senator from california, the hon. dianne feinstein. >> mr. speaker, nancy pelosi, mrs. bush, harry reid, leader mcconnell, secretary of state hillary clinton and my colleagues in government this is a special day to honor a special person in a special place. for many years i have followed tragedies and victories of this uncommonly courageous and persistent woman. in 1988 she quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma creating the lead for democracy, elections followed in 1990 when her party won 80% but that joy turned to tragedy and the the military junta and aung san suu kyi spent 3 decades under house arrest unable to visit her dying husband. in 1996 i recall senator bill cohen approaching with senator mccain to sponsor a burma sanction bill, sanctions were put in place in 1997 and only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell became one of aung san suu kyi'
to congress. >> in order to really solve the $16 trillion national debt you have to sacrifice. >> reporter: politicians talk about kicking the can down the road. one american has decided that road has to end. and it might as well be here. kyung lah, cnn, san antonio, texas. >>> back in a moment. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-health for life is a toothpaste that defends against tender, inflamed gums, sensitivity and weak enamel. conditions people over 50 experience. crest pro-health for life. so jill can keep living the good life. crest. life opens up when you do. >>> more than 50 american families were in the final sta
. >> reporter: but time is clearly running out for congress. st. mary's college political professor steven wol fert says the senate needs to introduce something today or they will likely not make the deadline. >> the deadline is so short and the amount of time necessary to go through the procedural steps to approve legislation are so numerous that they are right up against the very limit of the minimum amount of time necessary to pass it. >> reporter: the professor points out that neither side can risk giving in for fear of losing in the next election. ee -- each side is waiting for the other to blink. >> when you're playing chicken, the only way you win is if convince the other side that you're not going to swerve so you have to make it look as though you're not going to blink in order to get what you want. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that the sticking point during these negotiations today is that income threshold that would see taxes increased. the president still wants the tax increases for house molds making more than 250 -- households making more than $250,000 while the speaker want
that the voting begins. there is some progress report this evening, though there are no guarantees. congress will act to resolve this. tom: this sounds a little bit like bob woodward's book to by bob woodward's book when he talked about the debt ceiling fight back in 2011. mcconnell, from the way i read it, mcconnell and reid took it away from the president and said , let us to work our own deal by ourselves, kind of cutting him out of the negotiations. >> that's basically it. with the president said was, you can come up with an alternative plan, one that can pass both houses of congress. if not, the president wants a vote on his plan only in the senate and in the house. the house leaders were non-committal. you also go back to the first time the bush tax cuts were expiring back in 2010, that was a deal cut between vice president joe biden and minority leader mitch mcconnell at that time where they stand at all the tax cuts and apparel tax cut and the unemployment benefits. so the leader coming in again trying to up for some type of compromise and get to the senate. for now the white house i
reporting. gwen: 2012 was a test of a presidency and of a congress where american voters got a say and cliff hanger ace bounded. we explore it all at years end on "washington week." from the snows of iowa, through the heat of the debate, to election night, the political divide wydened. the u.s. re-examined its role abroad and a second term president claimed it. we look ahead to what happens next with michael duffy of "time" magazine. john harwood of cnbc and the "new york times." doyle mcmanus of the "los angeles times" and karen tumulty of "the washington angeles times" and karen tumulty of "the washington post."
. >> reporter: after meeting with bi-partisan leaders friday, the president said no one will get 100-percent of what they want. he said if congress can't reach a deal. congress should allow a vote on a basic package that would preserve tax cuts for middle-class americans, >> i am optimistic that we can still pass a deal in both houses in time, mitch mcconnell, and harry reid are working on an agreement as we speak >> i have my confidence destroyed on other occasions and so i hope it is not on this occasion the timing, we have to do it now that is what the next 24 hours will be very important. >> we had a good meeting in the white house we are engaged in discussions with the majority, the leader and myself in hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference. we will make hard so this will be able to work in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> senate leaders want to reach a compromise on the senate, just what the four hours before the deadline. despite this, it sent sto
. at last count, a little more than 200 bills enacted. by comparison, the 80th congress, which then-president harry truman called the do-nothing congress, it managed to pass 906 bills into law. think about that as you watch the next report about one of the few things lawmakers seem to agree on, dismantling a little known office that's designed for one simple thing, keeping them honest. >> what is outrageous about it is you see members of congress on both sides saying they have zero tolerance for unethical conduct, but behind closed doors, they're quietly trying to kill the one body in congress that is trying to seriously go after unethical members. >> melanie sloan is director of c.r.e.w. or citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington. she's talking about the office of congressional ethics, the only government body outside of congress whose sole mandate is to formally investigate members inside congress, but many of the same members of congress want the oce gone. >> the oce has forced members of congress to take ethics more seriously. it has forced the ethics committee act
dysfunction in washington, particular dysfunction in the republican house congress at the moment. but that's another issue we'll discuss. let me bring annie lowry into this discussion. senior economic policy reporter at "the new york times." the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff. we keep trying to solve storms of our own making. nothing being discussed this weekend as steven just made clear. any closer to solving our long-term issues? what we are in at the moment, the reason you are on tv with me right now is this is crisis management that washington is in right now. it doesn't make any sense. >> yeah. it doesn't. and i think that if you look even a month or two ago, folks were talking about starting a tax reform, clean up the code, freeing up money to invest in things like education. nobody's talking about that anymore. you know, right now they're really struggling to figure out what to do with the tax cuts. and, you know, they're not even talking about the sequester very much anymore, which would -- you know, the tax cuts, they would hurt immediately. and everybody's taxes are going up next
of five who has been searching for work since february. >> if congress does not extend the unemployment benefits, then i would be without a home and i really don't know what else we would do. >> reporter: the deal under discussion in the senate right now doesn't even include the biggest part of the fiscal cliff, that 1.2 trillion dollars in mandatory budget cuts, spending cuts that are also due to kick in this tuesday. the thinking up here goes like this, let's handle the tax cuts now, and readvise the spending cuts later. >> thank you. in addition to the $500 billion in automatic tax hikes, as you just heard from wyatt, the fiscal cliff also includes 1.2 trillion in mandatory spending cuts. congressional democrats and republicans agreed to these drastic cuts last year, to force both parties to the table on deficit reduction. if they can agree by monday at midnight, the following cut take effects. over the next nine years, the u.s. defense budget would be reduced by $455 billion. domestic programs would be slashed by 464 billion. 1,000 government programs face potential cuts, including
're seeing it was reported that it's the least productive congress in history. and what they're very good at is naming post offices. what they aren't very good at is doing big things like this. now, i think again i think that if speaker boehner decides to open up the vote, allow a vote for everyone democrats and republicans to vote on a package, even if there isn't a majority of the majority there or unanimous support within the republican conference, i think the outlook is a little bit brighter. but look, we're going to have to do big things next year with corporate tax reform, immigration reform. and this, i think, given where the stakes involved should be easier. and if we can't do this, it makes the prospects of doing those other big things dimmer, i think. >> big things. i just shake my head right now thinking we knew this was coming and here we are just a couple of days. one more thing to you here, david, are people -- i say people, members of congress, oftentimes people can't understand like why on a national level as we watch, why wouldn't they vote to raise taxes on the highest o
telling congress, the american people are watching what we're doing here. he appeared in the briefing room a short time ago. let's go right to jon carl tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are finally signs of life here in washington. after meeting with congressional leaders here at the white house, the president pronounced himself modestly optimistic that a bipartisan agreement can finally be struck that would prevent taxes from going up on virtually everybody in just four days. after meeting with the congressional leaders, the president said there would be one more effort to come to a bipartisan agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically, self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: there are signs of progress. mitch mcconnell and harry reid have agreed to spend the next 24 hours trying to come to a bipartisan agreement on a smaller fallback plan to keep at least some taxes from going up. after the meeting, house democrat leader nancy
a great deal of effort into this brand new report called space in our world. we will make certain that every member of this congress has a copy. you are all ambassadors. we also look at the factors social media this could be accessible to every american. we have been putting out nuggets of examples. we have been looking to young people. there are examples of a variety of universities and in private sector where they have kicked off enormous benefits. i cannot believe the public has any idea how in their daily lives they are over and over again using the words that come out of our nasa programs including nro. it almost out eventually into the economy. it has been a huge benefit for our economy. >> does anyone want to add to that? >> i would say from the experience of being at the university i teach both graduate and undergraduate students. many courses in space and space quality you are not space enthusiasts. to me it is always a very gratifying as they hear about the relationship of space to the economy. just how critical they realize the subject is. many will say they walked outs
of the fiscal cliff. it will allow congress to again take another crack at finding some way to deal with spending cuts and tax reform. gerri: stay with us, rich edson. thank you so much for that report. turning now to our guests. it's up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the two leaders in the senate. trying to craft something. how likely is it that there would be a bill that passed the senate and house? after all, that is the problem we have had a long. >> well, first, we have not seen any details of this package. we are talking completely off-the-cuff, but we know will not be at 250. i think carrie reed has problems from new york like dianne feinstein of california, and 250 will be a big pill to swallow. this is a fiscal cliff that we can have 50 days, 60 days down the road. it does not fix the problem if you will have these taxes on $250,000 and above. as rich edson said, this is going to be another deadline in congress has to have. i think everyone needs to get comfortable with the fact that we are going to have these kinds of stopgap last-second deals. gerri: okay, let's get t
watching the sidelines as though time is running out. congress does some of its best, at least the speediest work when the nation's back is against the wall. >> reporter: after a rare oval office meeting, the president said he's modestly optimistic a deal can come together, emphasis on modestly. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. >> reporter: all sides left in agreement, at least over their next step. >> we'll be working hard to try to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. >> whatever we come up with is going to be imperfect and some people aren't going to like it. some people will like it less, but that's where we are. >> so on saturday, the senate leaders will try to agree on legislation extending some income tax cuts, preventing pay cuts to medicare providers and fixing the alternative minimum tax. the president says an agreement must include an extension of unemployment benefits and republicans have called for a measure to avert an estate tax hike. >> nobody's going to get 10
political purposes under presidents of both parties under many decades. >> reporter: julian sanchez and other civil libertarians believe there are way too many innocent people being monitored. members of congress who oppose the extension say the classified program is also too secretive and they pushed for more disclosure. >> i think we ought to know whether for purposes of the amendments act generally how many americans are being swept up under the legislation. >> reporter: but there won't be more disclosure because that got voted down. dianne feinstein, the democrat who chairs the senate intelligence committee, warned that shedding more light on who's being surveiled would destroy the wiretapping program which she says has worked well. >> four years, 100 arrest it prevent something from happening in -- arrests to prevent something from happening in the united states, some of which comes from this program. so i think it's a vital program. >> reporter: conservative analyst cliff may says a wide dragnet is worth the cost. >> let's suppose you were a pakistani immigrant here. you don't
the can down the road bill that creates another fiscal cliff to deal with this fiscal cliff. >> reporter: with expectations for a deal low, lawmakers are now talking about how to retroactively fix any damage done by going over the cliff in the new congress. in washington nicole collins, fox news. >>> we are, of course, going to have much more on the fiscal cliff negotiations coming up at 10:30. a republican and democratic strategist will face off here and talk about the prospects for reaching a deal. >>> a strike that could have shut down ports all over the east coast have been averted for now. the longshoremen union along the east coast and the gulf of mexico says it will extend its contract for the next 30 days. that extension prevented a possible strike which could have crippled operations at ports that handle nearly half of all cargo in the united states including in our area at the port of baltimore. >>> we have breaking news tonight out of prince george's county where we are following a deadly fire in a townhome in green belt. you're looking live at the scene on laurel hill road.
's responsibility to layout a plan and to bring people together. >>reporter: tonight senate majority leader reid and senate republican leader mcconnell agreed to spend the weekend working on plan that will be able to pass both chambers of congress. in assessing the impact of the cuts we relied on the study from george mason university taking a broad look at where the cuts would come. drill down into specifics we call head start program. we called health care centers and laboratories and anybody who would rely on federal money this might be cut and what we were told universally is that nobody really had an idea of which programs would be cut and which programs would be spared. they are all waiting for the word from congress. like the rest of us. 7 news. >> and we wait. warning tonight from pg&e. utility is sending out tweet right now warning people that a man with hispanic accent is calling senior citizens and ease telling them the service will be cut off unless they provide credit card or gift card information pg&e tells us it's a scam. utility will never ask for that kind of personal inf
on sunday night. we have a special report "america's economy held hostage," why sunday night you ask? because the house leadership is ng back. the house of representatives is coming back and congress will suppose lead work all weekend to come up with something to vote sunday night or maybe on monday. >>> another leadership crisis involving the failing relations with russia. the adoption ban with the u.s. now in place. will the white house respond? will the president cancel his planned trip to moscow? we'll have more on that next. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... to the best vacation sp(all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which
in ten years' time. >> both houses of congress have now passed a package of tax relief that will protect the middle class. >> reporter: when it came time for the cuts to expire, the u.s. is just emerging from the worst recession since the great depression. so president obama agreed to extend the tax cuts for two more years in exchange for congress extending federal emergency unemployment benefits. those cuts are expensive. if they're extended, by 2020, the bush era tax cuts will be responsible for more than half the total national debt. democrats insist that taxes go up for the wealthy, but stay in place permanently for those earning less than $250,000 a year. >> we need to stop the job-killing tax hikes, and we need to start cutting spending now. >> reporter: republicans refuse to play ball. they say no higher rates on the rich, no tax hikes on anyone. based on an ideology that calls for government to be as small as possible. its roots are as old as american politics but today the philosophy's main spokesman is this man, grover norquist, president of americans for tax reform. norquist's
make to my congress and the majority leader can make to his. so we'll be working hard to try to see if we can ge there in the next 24 hours. and so i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> reporter: that hard work is happening now, martin. you heard those words, hopeful, even hilarity, a change of air in washington. we had a beautiful snowfall this morning. the capital is mostly filled right now with tourists and deep in the hall ways those few staffers trying to save those tourists from hitting a big tax hike in a few days. martin? >> thank you. >>> police have arrested a woman in connection with that ambush in webster, new york. remember christmas eve, two firefighters were shot and killed, two others wounded. when they arrived to put out a fire at william spangler's house. police say this woman, dawn wen, the gunman's neighbor, illegally bought those guns used in that ambush, that according to the u.s. attorney. >> the precise charge against dawn wen has to do with lying during her purchase of these two weapons. according to the publicly filed complaint, dawn wynn told the seller of these
has more on what needs to happen in order to make a deal. >> reporter: alison, christi, hi. the good news is things could have been worse. it doesn't seem to those of us watching from the sidelines as though time is running out, but congress does some of its best or at least its speediest work when the nation's back is against the wall. after a rare oval office meeting with top congressional leaders, the president said he's modestly optimistic a deal can come together. emphasis on "modestly." >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. >> reporter: both sides left an agreement, at least over their next step. >> we'll be, would go hard to try to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. >> whatever we come up with is going to be imperfect. some people aren't going to like it. some will like it less, but that's where we are. >> reporter: on saturday they will try to agree on legislation preventing income tax, providing pay cuts to medicare providers and fixing the alternative tax. the president says
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